Ashford ENG 438 Week 4 Discussion 2 Marxism versus Postcolonial Theory
Marxism versus Postcolonial Theory. 1st Post Due by Day 3. Two major modes of cultural criticism are Marxism and postcolonial theory. Lynn describes Marxist theory on p.154 as follows: “Marxist criticism strives to see literature in terms of its relationship to society, and work is assumed to reinforce the current social structure, or undermine it, or some combination of the two” (2011). How does postcolonial theory differ from this? In what ways is it similar? Support your assertions with clear reasoning and examples.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.